Rafah border crossing between Egypt, Gaza remains open on Wednesday



Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 02:52 GMT


Wed, 01 Sep 2021 - 02:52 GMT

Rafah crossing border – Courtesy of Flickr/ Gigi Ibrahim

Rafah crossing border – Courtesy of Flickr/ Gigi Ibrahim

CAIRO - 1 September 2021: Official sources affirmed that the Rafah border crossing remains opened on Wednesday to allow the crossing of stranded passengers and humanitarian cases on both sides.

This comes with the continued entry of aid and reconstruction materials and equipment into the Gaza Strip in accordance with the directives of the political leadership, sources responsible for operating the terminal said.

Administrative and technical staff are on hand to speed up transit procedures and the entry of aid and reconstruction materials into the Gaza Strip.

Preparations are also in place to receive humanitarian cases and the entry of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip at any time, the sources said.

The crossing has been operating exceptionally since May 16 to receive the wounded and other humanitarian cases and allow the entry of stranded people from both sides.

Since May 16, Egypt has opened the crossing to enable people stranded on both sides to cross and also to deliver aid to the residents of the Gaza Strip.

The crossing has been opened according to directives of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

This comes within the framework of the Egyptian efforts to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian citizen in the strip, restore the normal life of people in Gaza and start the reconstruction process.

On May 7, clashes began between Israeli forces in the West Bank and Jerusalem and civilians as the latter were protesting forced displacement, particularly from Sheikh Jarrah in Eastern Jerusalem, and assaults on worshippers in Al Aqsa Mosque. And, on May 10-20, Israel shelled and carried out airstrikes against Gaza Strip.

The violence and aggression across Palestinian territories incurred 243 deaths, including 66 children, and 6,039 injuries, as reported by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA).



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